55 Songs, 2 Hours 36 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Rustic splendor, heart, and fire permeate The Original Sound of Cumbia, an autochthonous, percussion-heavy compilation curated by accordionist/DJ Will “Quantic” Holland. Charting the evolution of the Colombian folk style from the ‘40s to the ‘70s, this stripped-down release displays gripping accordion riffage and dense Afro-Latin percussion at its most vibrant. Just listen to the sultry, languorous “Flores de Colombia,” which radiates like the incandescent Caribbean sun, or “La Cumbia Está Llamando,” a riveting tune that delivers flamboyant vocals paired against brilliant tropical rhythms.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Rustic splendor, heart, and fire permeate The Original Sound of Cumbia, an autochthonous, percussion-heavy compilation curated by accordionist/DJ Will “Quantic” Holland. Charting the evolution of the Colombian folk style from the ‘40s to the ‘70s, this stripped-down release displays gripping accordion riffage and dense Afro-Latin percussion at its most vibrant. Just listen to the sultry, languorous “Flores de Colombia,” which radiates like the incandescent Caribbean sun, or “La Cumbia Está Llamando,” a riveting tune that delivers flamboyant vocals paired against brilliant tropical rhythms.

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